We deeply regret to announce the death of Rev Fr. Poruthota Raymond Ernest Alexander Fernando

His Mortal remains will lie in state at the Sacred Heart Chapel from Tuesday the 16th June 3 p.m. to Wednesday the 17th June 6.30 p.m. and thereafter transferred to St. Philip Neri’s Church, Katukurunda, Kalutara.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday the 18th June at 2.30 p.m. followed by burial at St. Philip Neri’s Church Cemetery

Rev Fr. Ernest Poruthota was born on 30th August 1930 and was ordained on 2nd February 1957

He served the mission of the Lord as:

 1957                Assistant Parish Priest                                   Kotahena

 1959                Assistant Parish Priest                                   Moratuwa

 1960                Assistant Parish Priest                                   Pamunugama

 1960                Assistant Parish Priest                                   Dehiwala

 1962                Parish Priest                                                   Dehiyagatha

 1967                Parish Priest                                                   Kelaniya

 1971                Diocesan Director                                           Pontifical Mission Societies        

 1974                Parish Priest                                                   Kalamulla            

 1982                Parish Priest                                                   Kotte      

 1983                Vice President                                                OCIC - Asia

                         Archdiocesan Chaplain                                   YCW - CWM                       

 1985                Priests’ Senate                                                Priests Representative   of Colombo Region

 1987                Episcopal Vicar                                               Colombo Region               

 1991                Parish Priest                                                    Wattala

 1997                Parish Priest                                                    Dehiwala

 2004                Parish Priest                                                    Kirimatiyagara  

 2010                Retirement                                                       Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Lunawa

“For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” [ Rom. 14 : 7-8 ]